Fuller to the rescue

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “Against San Miguel? I’d like to go up against strong teams,” said Lastimosa, who was forced to forgo his coaching chores in another league on Friday in General Santos City after Guiao told him to stick around.“We like our situation now, we’re doing a little better on defense and that will be our weapon moving forward,” said Lastimosa.The Road Warriors shut down the offense-oriented Dyip in the final quarter where they sped away for good through an avalanche of three-pointers from JR Quinahan, Larry Fonacier and Juami Tiongson.For the third straight game, Jerramy King and Akeem Wright were consistently shooting the lights out on the floor, but those efforts were not enough for the Dyip to notch their first win of the conference.Wright fired 37 points while King added 22 for the Dyip.The Road Warriors, meanwhile, got four other locals in double figures to backstop Fuller, with Fonacier, the sweet-shooting former national team mainstay, chipping in 17.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Abueva had 18 points against his former team, which broke away from a close match in the fourth period.Playing with little relief, Fuller was visibly familiar with the NLEX brand of execution, winding up with double-double figures of 35 points and 21 rebounds apart from seven assists.“We just want to come out aggressive and get this win. We’re trying to handle business while coach Yeng is away,” said Fuller, who brought the Road Warriors to their first playoff appearance in the quarterfinals of the same conference last year.Fuller has been tapped as a replacement for Ola Ashaolu, who is undergoing treatment for his injured right knee.Guiao will be back in Manila on Saturday, but won’t show up on the NLEX bench against San Miguel Beer on that day.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NLEX wasn’t expecting too much from Aaron Fuller after playing his first competitive ball in almost five months.ADVERTISEMENT But Fuller readily proved his worth in lifting the Road Warriors past the Columbian Dyip, 116-104, Wednesday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I told coach Yeng (Guiao) before the game that he’s (Fuller) rusty but he’s gonna be fresh,” said NLEX assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa after chalking up his third win in four games as a pinch hitter for Guiao, who is handling the national team in the Asian Games in Indonesia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I was the most surprised guy after seeing him last for over 40 minutes,” added Lastimosa.In the second game, Alaska turned back Phoenix and former player Calvin Abueva, 108-97, behind import Mike Harris’ 23 points. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments Pencak silat chips in another bronze Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READlast_img read more

USAID Emphasizes Need for More Female Teachers

first_imgThe Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), John Mark Winfield, has stressed the need for more women to get involved in Teacher training and enter the classroom.In his keynote address recently in Zorzor, Lofa County where the Zorzor Rural Teacher Training Institute (ZRTTI) graduated 150 teachers, Mr. Winfield who himself is a teacher, underscored that it is important to increase the enrollment of women in the teacher training program.He did not state in his keynote address why it would be important to increase women in the Teaching field; however, a campaign to have women participation in key decision making and workplaces has taken center stage over the years.Moreover, educators believe that women make good teachers because of their patience and compassion especially in dealing with kindergarten and primary students who need special and dedicated care to grasp the lessons.There were 30 women represented in the recently held graduation exercise in Zorzor.  Despite this number that observers believe was huge at the time, the USAID Mission Director intoned that there is still a need to encourage more to join.He challenged the newly recruited teachers to demonstrate diligence and shape the lives of young people coming up for a better future.“You are now in the position to educate and shape the future leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, doctors, and yes—teachers—of Liberia,” he said.  “By touching so many young lives, you can open the door… you can change the face…you can change the direction of Liberia.”He said the United States Government remains a partner to Liberia in developing teacher education, emphasizing that Liberia and the US have a common goal—to ensure that every Liberian child has an opportunity to learn, a chance to be educated. The graduation of yet another group of qualified teachers is bringing both governments one step closer to achieving that goal.Earlier, the Director of the ZRTTI, Dr. Advertus O.  Wright, called on the Liberian Government to elevate the institution to a full-fledged degree-granting college. He said that if Liberia is to compete internationally, granting “C” certificates is not enough.In his remarks, Deputy Minister of Education for Administration, Ramses Kumbuyah, challenged the new teachers to aspire to greater heights and to serve as role models for their students. The Ministry of Education is working with donors and partners to validate the credentials of teachers across the country with the objective of ensuring that all trained teachers have the opportunity to teach.One hundred and fifty-six graduates were awarded pre-service “C” certificates, qualifying them to teach at the primary school level.The colorful ceremony was witnessed by hundreds of people.The graduates, mostly between the ages of 25 to 35, are from Lofa, Bong and Nimba counties. They are the most recent additions to a new cadre of teachers being trained by the Government of Liberia, with support from the USAID, to ensure that qualified teachers are in classrooms across the country.In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the USAID Liberia Teacher Training Program is   supporting the Rural Teacher Training Institutes in Zorzor, Kakata and Webbo to develop teacher standards, improve curricula, provide teaching and learning resources and, through school-based teacher training, implement Liberia’s national plan to ensure that  all children are reading by the end of grade three.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mourinho rules out Cristiano Ronaldo move

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s highest paid athlete, according to Forbes magazineLOS ANGELES, United States, Jul 16 – Jose Mourinho ruled out any attempt to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford after Manchester United opened their US tour here Saturday with a 5-2 rout of the Los Angeles Galaxy.United manager Mourinho is keen to bolster his ranks further after already strengthening his squad with the additions of Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku. But the Portuguese manager poured cold water on the possibility of an attempt to prise United legend Ronaldo away from Real Madrid.“I’m not going to waste my time thinking about players who are mission impossible,” Mourinho told reporters after the win.Earlier, England striker Marcus Rashford scored twice with Marouane Fellaini, Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan bagging United’s other goals in a one-sided victory in front of 25,667 fans at the StubHub Center.New striker Lukaku was unable to get in on the goals after a 45-minute debut in the second half.Lukaku missed one golden chance four minutes into his United debut, with his shot saved by Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe.However Mourinho was satisfied with Lukaku’s “unselfish” display in leading the line.“Lukaku is a target man, he plays with his back to opponents,” Mourinho said. “A good thing today for me is to see that he’s a team player. He’s not selfish. He’s not obsessed with goals.“He was not that worried about himself, he was worried about the improvement of the team.”Rashford meanwhile reminded Mourinho of his eye for goal with a confident first-half display.The teenager opened the scoring after only two minutes, punishing an error from Ariel Lassiter near the Galaxy penalty area to dart in on goal and place his finish beyond goalkeeper Jon Kempin.The 19-year-old doubled his tally in the 20th minute, latching onto a clever pass from Juan Mata to make it 2-0.– Rashford ‘still growing’ –Mourinho later revealed that Rashford, who looks to have added a physical dimension to his game, was still growing.“It’s just the natural evolution of a kid,” Mourinho said. “He’s already taller than when I arrived 13 months ago. He’s three centimeters taller. He’s put on some muscle but without any kind of specific work because his speed is his most important quality and we don’t want to lose that.”Marouane Fellaini ensured United had a 3-0 lead at half-time tucking a low shot past the hapless Kempin after good work down the left flank by Jesse Lingard.Mourinho changed his entire line-up at half-time, mirroring wholesale changes made by the Galaxy.United got their fourth of the night on 67 minutes when Martial burst forward and threaded a pass to Mkhitaryan who made no mistake with a confident low strike.Martial made it 5-0 five minutes later, rifling home Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s pullback.Galaxy meanwhile, who had failed to register a single attempt on goal in the first half, bagged two late consolation goals through Mexico international Giovani Dos Santos.Mourinho said the game had been “an amazing training exercise.”“That’s what we need,” he said. “They gave us two different teams they gave people with intensity, so it was good for us.”Mourinho was also satisfied with an experimental formation which saw him play with a three-man central defence.“We tried a system that is not our main system,” he said. “We were working a few days on this to try to make the players feel a new experience in a new position and I’m really happy happy with that.“It’s something we have to keep working and keep improving in case during the season we decided to play with three at the back. Maybe we want to do it more times.”United travel to Utah to face Real Salt Lake in the second game of their US tour on Monday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: HOUSE WINE BAR AND TAP ROOM is one of the classiest establishments for a night out in Donegal.HOUSE is ideal for those of you who want to kick back and relax after a tough week at work in a more chilled out environment than that of your normal bar or club. With a selection of sensational wines to choose from HOUSE is the perfect location to unwind, converse and socialise with your friends.Donegal Daily in conjunction with the management staff at HOUSE are teaming up to give away ONE lucky person pictured at HOUSE over the weekend the chance to win FREE wine and a CHEESEBOARD.If you’re circled in one of the pictures above then contact HOUSE WINE BAR AND TAP ROOM via Facebook NOW and claim you prize!!HAVE YOU WON A FREE BOTTLE OF WINE AND A CHEESEBOARD? HOUSE WINE BAR AND TAP ROOM – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: September 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

‘Stay away from our club’ – Chelsea and Man United fans unconvinced by £35m ace

first_imgHe is one of many Monaco players being linked with transfers out of the club, but these Chelsea and Man United fans are unconvinced by Tiemoue Bakayoko.The midfielder is said to have fans in Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho and is said to be worth £35m, but these supporters who watched him against Juventus didn’t see the fuss.Former United defender Rio Ferdinand, watching for BT Sport, said he is unsure if Bakayoko is ready to make the step up from Ligue 1 to the Premier League.“There were deficiencies in his game in terms of picking people up and identifying danger,” he said after Monaco’s 2-0 first leg Champions League defeat. 1 Tiemoué Bakayoko in action for Monaco against Juventus last_img read more


first_imgDonegal County Council has paid tribute to the Donegal Intermediate Senior team who won the 2010 Ladies All-Ireland Final by giving them a civic reception.The reception, which was held at the council chamber in Lifford, was attended by all political parties.In one of her last roles as Mayor of Donegal, Cllr Cora Harvey said she was proud to recognize the women footballers of Donegal. “It is more than a cup that these young women brought home, but also happiness and pride, they have done their team and County proud.Mayor Harvey said it was only fitting that the achievements of the team be recognized.“It is vital that ladies football receive the same recognition as their male counterparts. Last year this team was the pride of the County and it is only right that we the Local Authority recognise and celebrate their achievement.“Each of these players is great role models and fantastic ambassadors for their County. I was a very proud Mayor last September and I thank you for that. Tributes were also paid to the hard work of the then Manager Mr Michael Naughton and his staff and the parents and families of all the players.County Manager Seamus Neeley paid tribute to the winning team and acknowledged the pride that they brought to the County.Director of Services Mr Liam Ward, a native of Glenfin who was delighted to be associated with the event also paid a glowing tribute to the team and acknowledged other achievements that the team members had achieved.Team Captain Aoife Mc Donald accepted the specially commissioned piece of Art work and certificate from Donegal County Council on behalf of her team mates, and on receiving the presentation the ladies captain said:“I would like to thank Donegal County Council for hosting us today, we never expected this and this is a great honour, we don’t play football for the recognition but for the sport but it is nice to be recognized,” she said. Ms Diane Toner also spoke on behalf of her team mates and thanked Mayor Harvey for proposing and hosting the event and thanked everyone for coming.Concluding Cllr Harvey said “This is a very worthy reception and I am glad that we gave the ladies football team the recognition they deserve and I sincerely thank the Elected Members of the Council for taking time out to attend and also to Deputy Pearse Doherty for joining us on such a special occasion.”EndsDONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALLERS ARE RECOGNISED WITH CIVIC RECEPTION was last modified: June 21st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ciic receptionDonegal Ladies footballersMayor Cora Harveylast_img read more


first_imgTHE GAA says the result of its investigation into the alleged sledging of a Donegal Minor player is to remain a secret.The Ulster Council of the organisation did say however that reports on the Tyrone supporters website teamtalkmag.org last night were inaccurate.The website claimed Tyrone Minor players allegedly involved in the May 17 incident during the Donegal v Tyrone game at Mac Cumhaill Park had been exonerated, sparking an angry response from the Donegal county board.  The Ulster Council said: “Following a request from the Tyrone County Committee, Ulster GAA through its CCC established an Investigation Committee in May 2015 which met on seven occasions over a four month period to review evidence and witness statements alongside conducting a range of interviews with the relevant parties.“At a meeting on Wednesday 23rd September the Committee reviewed its findings with both Tyrone and Donegal and the concluding report was agreed by all parties.“The Committee agreed with both County Committees that the findings will remain confidential. We would also highlight that recent media reports regarding the investigation do not accurately reflect the findings of the Committee. “All parties were satisfied that this matter was resolved and there will be no further comment from Ulster GAA.”We understand however that the alleged victim – who was allegedly taunted about his late father – stood by the allegations but decided he did not want any further action. GAA: REPORT INTO ALLEGED VERBAL ABUSE OF DONEGAL MINOR STAR TO REMAIN SECRET was last modified: November 5th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAATyronelast_img read more

Softball Opens 2016 Season At UNI-Dome Classic

first_imgCEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University softball team opens the 2016 campaign with five games at the UNI-Dome Classic this weekend. Drake plays Saint Louis in the season-opener on Friday at 5 p.m. before contests against Nebraska and Green Bay on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., respectively. The Bulldogs finish their first tournament against South Dakota State and Western Illinois on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Live stats will be available for each game in team’s schedule page on www.godrakebulldogs.com. Drake was picked to finish fourth in the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll after winning the 2015 MVC regular season title, their first since the 1993 season. Drake head coach Rich Calvert enters his 14th season at the helm of the program. Calvert has nine returners from last season, led by junior outfielder Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) and sophomore pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.). Sowa hit a team-leading .338 and was named to her second All-MVC squad claiming second team honors in 2015.  Newman was dominant in the circle in her first season going 13-5 with a league-low 1.89 ERA and was named the MVC Freshman of the Year and to the All-MVC First Team. Mariah McKinnon (Oxford, Iowa) is the team’s lone senior in 2016. McKinnon will provide depth in the circle along with serving as one of the team’s utility players. Juniors Ashlie Chambers (Ankeny, Iowa) and Kaitlyn Finneran (Morrison, Ill.) each started all 53 games in 2015 while Maddie Hooyman (Trenton, Mo.) appeared in 35 games. Chambers started every game at the catcher position while Finneran hit two home runs and drew 23 walks. Hooyman was the team’s primary pinch runner and stole four bases and scored 14 runs. Sophomore Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.), who played in all 53 games her first season, primarily at second base and in the leadoff spot in the order. Wright smashed six home runs and drove in 20 runs while drawing a league-leading 36 walks. Also set to enter their second seasons as Bulldogs are Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) and Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.). Alexander played in 52 games and batted .252 with nine stolen bases. Smith drove in 11 runs and made eight appearances in the circle. Four freshmen are on the team this season as Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.), Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.), Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) and Melissa Schlotzhauer (Pilot Grove, Mo.) will compete for playing time. Frank, a shortstop for Parkway West High School, was named the Suburban Southwestern Conference Player of the Year as a senior after batting .571 along with swiping 23 bases. Jonas, a catcher and outfielder for Marian High School, led the Crusaders to a runner-up finish at the 2014 Nebraska Class A Softball State Tournament.Pena was a versatile three-sport athlete for Columbia High School, where she played basketball, softball and volleyball and earned letters in all three sports all four seasons. Rounding out the first-year class is Schlotzhauer, who as a senior batted .681 with 41 stolen bases and zero strikeouts, which tied a Missouri Class 1A record for fewest strikeouts and she was selected to the all-state team in each of her final two seasons. Returning on Calvert’s coaching staff are assistant coaches Kasey Griffith and former Drake standout Tina DeAngelo. Back for her second season as a volunteer assistant coach is Cortney Wood, who earned lettered for Drake in 2013 & 2014. The Bulldogs will enjoy a break after their trip Cedar Falls as their next games are scheduled for Feb. 27 & 28 in Fayetteville, Ark. Drake will play two games each against host Arkansas and UMKC. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Donegal man tells shocking wedding story on Graham Norton show

first_imgA man who introduced himself as Sean from Donegal appeared on Graham Norton’s famous red chair last night to recount a hilarious tale of a friend’s wedding.Graham Norton’s red chair is where people take a seat and recount a bizarre tale.If Graham likes their story, he allows them to walk out, however if he didn’t find the tale up to scratch, he presses a huge red button sending the guest flying backwards off the chair! Sean said that while at a friend’s wedding, the groom got up to make a speech.During the speech, he asked everyone in the room to stand. He then asked all of his guests to turn over their red plate, and asked all those without a red dot at the bottom of the plate to sit back down.Eight men were left standing.The groom revealed that he knew his new bride had slept with the eight men during their engagement, and then announced that he wants an annulment before walking out of the room. Are you Sean? We’d love to hear from you!https://twitter.com/caoibhe_hegarty/status/787075966942273537https://twitter.com/Liklesis/status/787066688089026560Say whaaaaaaaaaat?!?!?! Get that red chair guy back on!! I need to know more about the red dot plate wedding?!?? #GrahamNorton— Audrey O’Hagan (@Audge3000) October 14, 2016Donegal man tells shocking wedding story on Graham Norton show was last modified: October 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

National school ‘feeling blue’ during Anti-Bullying Awareness Week!

first_imgSt. Columba’s NS Ballylast, Castlefinn marked Anti-bullying awareness week by having Blue Friday yesterday.Pupils wore blue clothing and accessories and they created posters on the ‘High 5’ message against bullying. While St. Columba’s N.S. is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has a due recognition for all other religions.The schools administration strive to promote, both individually and collectively, the professional and personal development of teachers through staff development programmes.They also endeavour to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community, to imbue in the pupils respect for people and property and to encourage in them the idea of being responsible. National school ‘feeling blue’ during Anti-Bullying Awareness Week! was last modified: November 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more